I Hate Everyone But You
Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
“Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)
We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?”
Before receiving an eARC for this book, I had already planned and purchased tickets to go to the Chicago book tour stop for this novel. I have been following the authors for a couple years through their YouTube channel “Just Between Us” and could not miss a chance to see them. Luckily I got had a chance to read an early copy and I managed to finish the book the night before the event. It is fantastic.
This novel is essentially a modern-day epistolary, as the story is entirely told through emails and text messages. It was a refreshing style to come across. In addition to the humor, this novel touches on some very real topics such as sexuality, mental illness, identity, and friendship. Because of the dynamics of the characters they are extremely relatable, particularly for college freshmen. I felt so many emotions and laughed more with this novel than probably all other novels I’ve read combined.
As for the event, I also never stopped laughing. It was a wonderful comedic experience that I got to see with my best friend.
I definitely recommend these authors via their YouTube channel and real life, as well as this novel.
About the Author
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.